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Thanksgiving Reflection – More than puppets.

Forever Grateful

If one were to spend 24 hours a day, every day of the year, thanking God, it would not be enough.

Thanksgiving provides an official, nationwide day to thank God for His bounty, grace, mercy, love and care. One can easily find a thousand reasons to be grateful.

Today, I would like to reflect on a sentence I heard during a thanksgiving exercise.

As everyone took a turn to express their gratitude, the following words hit a cord:

“Thank you, God, for not treating us like puppets.”

It was said by a second-grader, in my Sunday School class.

A young child has grasped one of the greatest gifts that God bestowed on us:

We are free to choose whether to worship Him or not, whether to love Him or not, whether to follow Him or not.

We were created in His image, with a free will; not like puppets moved by strings.

‘For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.’ Galatians 5:13

This Thanksgiving, I want to thank God for the gift of service, as I learn from my students far more than I ever teach them.

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving dear readers.

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